Hyperlipemia: a role in regulating UCP3 gene expression in skeletal muscle during cancer cachexia?


Rats bearing the Yoshida AH-130 ascites hepatoma showed an increased expression of both uncoupling protein-2 (UCP2) (two-fold) and UCP3 (three- to four-fold) in skeletal muscle (both soleus and gastrocnemius). The increase in mRNA content was associated with increased circulating concentrations of fatty acids (two-fold), triglyceride (two-fold) and… (More)